Forex Margin Calculator

Calculate the exact margin needed to open and hold your trading position with ease. Use our premium Forex Margin Calculator for every trade you place and make your trading decisions with confidence.

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Calculations assume that lot size of instrument is 100.000 units of base currency (standard lot). In real life this may differ depending on broker and type of instrument. Unlimited functionality is available in our Risk EA
10 CAD
Pip value
Instrument
AUDCAD
Leverage
1:500
257.5 USD
Required margin
Trade size (lots)
1.00
Deposit currency
CAD
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What is Margin?

Margin is a portion of the trader's funds that your Forex broker sets aside to ensure that you can cover the potential loss of the trade. This portion is essentially locked up by your broker for the duration of the specific trade. Once you close the trade, the margin is released back into your account and you can now use it again, to open new trades.

Why is calculating margin important?

Trading Forex is all about spotting opportunities and choosing how much you want to invest. Let's be honest, nobody likes to lose money when trading. In fact, we all like to see our account balance grow! And that's one of the reasons why calculating your margin (or leveraged trading) is extremely important. Calculating the margin right on the money is a must for your risk management strategy. Why? Opening a trade with too much margin can lead to a margin call. Opening a trade with insufficient margin can lead to profitable trade with no actual impact on your trading account. Say YES to margin trading!

How does the Margin Calculator work?

Working with the Forex Margin Calculator is easy! Simply enter the base currency of your account (also called account currency), select the currency pair you're looking to trade, the leverage (also known as margin ratio), and the size of your position in lots. Once you filled up all of these fields, simply hit the Calculate button and watch the magic happen! And for the curious ones out there, let's take a look at an example of how this calculator works behind the screens.

Volume in Lots: 6 (One Standard Lot = 100,000 Units)

Leverage: 100

Account Base Currency: USD

Currency Pair: GBP/USD

Exchange Rate: 1.382 (GBP/USD)

Required Margin = 600,000 /100 * 1.382

Required margin is $8292.00 USD

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Our calculator is designed for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be considered as investment advice, no matter your investment objectives. ForexSignals.com advises readers to seek their own advice before making any investment decisions on financial instruments. Commission, interest, Forex brokers fees, and charges may apply to financial services. Under no circumstances shall ForexSignals.com be liable for the frequency of provision and accuracy of data linked to the use of the calculators.

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